Telehealth is the use of technology to deliver health care at a distance. It offers opportunities to help improve health care in Australia, particularly in regional and remote settings.
Despite growth in telehealth models of care, it remains under-utilised in primary care settings. By enhancing the use of telehealth, Aboriginal medical services may help improve access to care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients, continuity of care between health care providers, opportunities for continuing professional development, and cost-effectiveness of health care interventions.
This module is focused on telehealth for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people at Aboriginal Medical Services.
It is designed for managers and clinicians (nurses, Aboriginal health
practitioners and workers, allied health professionals, and general practitioners) who are interested in expanding the use of telehealth in their setting.
At the end of this module participants will be able to: